Reviews

Sep 5, 2017
There are some terrific one-liners, most of them insults...But this is a string of character gags, not a film, and the narrative barely putters along.
Aug 14, 2017
Luckily, when the jokes hit, they hit hard, and it's almost always at least entertaining.
Jan 6, 2014
There's wonder here that films with quadruple the effects budget would kill for.
Nov 4, 2013
The loose structure lazily rushes out plot points late in the game
Jul 1, 2013
The film is more guileful than it looks, even though the narrative is nuts ...
Jun 30, 2013
[A] bloated and only sporadically chucklesome vanity project from Hollywood's new generation of superannuated frat boys.
Jun 30, 2013
The movie's hilarity hit rate is frequently determined by who is onscreen at that very second.
Jun 28, 2013
Blithe, beautifully acted and refreshingly free of fancy SFX, This Is The End pokes fun at generic film-making, without ever seeming self-righteous.
Jun 28, 2013
A cheerfully crass, enjoyably puerile entertainment that doesn't scrape the bottom of the barrel as much as it blows the barrel to pieces with a sawn-off shotgun.
Jun 27, 2013
Just one great big goofy joke. Some funny stuff, but a rental/download only.
Jun 27, 2013
It's a continuation of Rogen and his co-stars' established acts, with minimal tweaks to the formula. But why worry, while that formula still works?
Jun 27, 2013
The players flap, mug and pratfall. Then they flap, mug and pratfall some more. The script is an open text: they can bring their own jokes. The audience is still waiting for one when the film closes.
Jun 25, 2013
It could use a brutal edit to remove some weak material, but mostly this is a hell of a lot of fun.
Jun 25, 2013
No comedy classic, then, but a good natured and engaging slice of goonish self-mockery.
Jun 18, 2013
... the movie definitely struck a chord with the crowd I saw it with ... (with) a climax that brings bromance back ...
Jun 14, 2013
This Is the End, true to its subject matter, is as funny as hell.
Jun 14, 2013
Crass, flimsily plotted, and self-referential to the point of narcissistic personality disorder. For those willing to tolerate such defects, however, it is also very, very funny.
Jun 13, 2013
Every time you think they've stretched this as far as they can go, Rogen and Goldberg go farther.
Jun 13, 2013
The filmmaking itself is disarmingly amusing, hitting grace notes amid the grandiosity.
Jun 13, 2013
Even with this film's comedy strategy being the "let 'em all fly and see what sticks" approach, it's amazing how adhesive so much of this is.